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The Resource The Dante Club : a novel, Matthew Pearl

The Dante Club : a novel, Matthew Pearl

Label
The Dante Club : a novel
Title
The Dante Club
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Pearl
Title variation
Dante Club
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1865 Boston, the members of the Dante Club--poets and Harvard professors Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, and James Russell Lowell, along with publisher J.T. Fields--are finishing America's first translation of The Divine Comedy. The powerful Boston Brahmins at Harvard College are fighting to keep Dante in obscurity, believing that the infiltration of foreign superstitions onto American bookshelves will prove as corrupting as the immigrants living in Boston Harbor. As they struggle to keep their literary cause alive, the plans of the Dante Club are put in further jeopardy when a serial killer unleashes his terror on the city. Only the scholars realize that the gruesome murders are modeled on descriptions from Dante's Inferno
Summary
In 1865, the preparations of the Dante Club--led by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Oliver Wendell Holmes--to release the first translation of Dante's "The Divine Comedy" are threatened by a series of murders that re-create episodes from "Inferno."
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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071348
Cataloging source
DLC
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Pearl, Matthew
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Dante Alighieri
  • Holmes, Oliver Wendell
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Authors
  • Insects
  • Serial murders
  • African American police
  • Boston (Mass.)
  • Massachusetts
Target audience
adult
Label
The Dante Club : a novel, Matthew Pearl
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 372 p.
Isbn
9780345490384
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002017886
System control number
  • (OCoLC)49260645
  • 242568
  • 977109
  • (OCoLC)ocm49260645
  • 4084-93960
  • (OCoLC)70244501
  • in500054264
Label
The Dante Club : a novel, Matthew Pearl
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 372 p.
Isbn
9780345490384
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002017886
System control number
  • (OCoLC)49260645
  • 242568
  • 977109
  • (OCoLC)ocm49260645
  • 4084-93960
  • (OCoLC)70244501
  • in500054264

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